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post #16 of 23
I had a similar problem with a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers I had briefly. After 8 days of around-town wear the soles looked like they were a year old.
post #17 of 23

Another question regarding Redwings (heritage line): has anyone else noticed that they scratch remarkably easy? Does anyone know of an alternative boot choice that does not scratch quite so easy? Or are some models of Redwing heritage more resistant to scratching than others? 

post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by goldenbear View Post
 

Another question regarding Redwings (heritage line): has anyone else noticed that they scratch remarkably easy? Does anyone know of an alternative boot choice that does not scratch quite so easy? Or are some models of Redwing heritage more resistant to scratching than others? 


 

They're workboots.

 

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I had a similar problem with a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers I had briefly. After 8 days of around-town wear the soles looked like they were a year old.

 

I don't know what's wrong with you then because the Iron Ranger soles are incredibly hardy.

post #19 of 23
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They're workboots.

 

 

 

 

Yes. Understood. But the Beckman is supposed to be a dress boot isn't it (whatever that means)? I didn't know if the same expectations applied as with an ordinary work boot. I actually don't much mind the scratches since I don't go anywhere fancy anyhow. But I wouldn't see them more scratched than necessary. 

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Yes. Understood. But the Beckman is supposed to be a dress boot isn't it (whatever that means)? I didn't know if the same expectations applied as with an ordinary work boot. I actually don't much mind the scratches since I don't go anywhere fancy anyhow. But I wouldn't see them more scratched than necessary. 

 


The Beckman is in no way, shape, or form, a dress boot. It's a blucher with a snub toe and a tread sole, and the upper is composed of RW's own proprietary version of Chromexcel. Workboot is it's DNA. A dress boot would be something like Allen Edmonds' Fifth Street or Daltons, much sleeker and made with a lighter calfskin and leather sole. 

 

Perhaps in the earlier 1900s things were different.

post #21 of 23

Thanks much for the info. I actually have a pair of Allen Edmond's Park Avenues which have already been to the shoe repairman (thankfully that rock I hit wasn't fatal). I suspect dress boots aren't a product I was intended to own, lol.  I'll feel better about living w/ the scratches now.

post #22 of 23

Red Wing boots are goodyear welted, right? You can have them resoled easily.

post #23 of 23
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Red Wing boots are goodyear welted, right? You can have them resoled easily.


yes

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